The musical West Side Story won the 2022 Golden Globe Awards for the Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy category. In that category, the Steven Spielberg film beat Cyrano, Don’t Look Up, Licorice Pizza, and Tick, Tick… Boom!
“If laughter is the best medicine @WestSideMovie is the medicine for what makes you sick. Congratulations on #GoldenGlobe for Best Picture – Musical/Comedy,” the organizers of the 2022 Golden Globe Awards wrote on Twitter Monday morning.
This achievement is a new achievement for the film after previously getting a box office debut that was below expectations. The film West Side Story earned revenues of US $ 10.5 million or equivalent to Rp. 150.15 billion from 2,820 theaters.
EW reported on Sunday (12/12) US time, the debut of West Side Story was somewhat disappointing because it was below expectations and still far from its production budget of US $ 100 million.
This film tells the rivalry of two gangs of teenagers from different races. The two gangs are called the Jets and the Sharks. One member of the Jets named Tony (Ansel Elgort) likes a woman named Maria (Rachel Zegler). Maria is the leader of the Sharks gang.
The film is written by Tony Kushner and directed by Steven Spielberg. West Side Story is an adaptation of the musical of the same name which premiered on Broadway on September 26, 1957 at the Winter Garden Theater and has been shown in 732 shows.
In addition to Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler, the film also stars Ariana DeBose, Rita Moreno, and Brian d’Arcy James. Meanwhile, the 2022 Golden Globe Awards ceremony which was held this morning was held without a live broadcast as usual. Celebrities also refused to attend the season opener.
As reported by Variety, Monday (10/1) morning Indonesian time, this was due to the cancellation of the live broadcast by NBC due to a number of scandals surrounding the organizer of the 2022 Golden Globe Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).
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The scandals ranged from allegations of corruption to racial issues from the composition of members of the decades-old institution. On Friday (7/1), the HFPA announced that the media would not be invited to attend or cover the event. Winners will be announced on social media and the Golden Globe website.
Several winners of the 2022 Golden Globe Awards have been announced via social media, such as Encanto for best animated film, Drive My Car for best non-English language film, and Andrew Garfield for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.